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ICT

ICT is taught to all students as a discrete lesson in Years 9 to 11 as part of the core curriculum and is a very popular option in the sixth form.  It is vital that all students have the opportunity to investigate and explore the ever developing technological world.

Core ICT

ICT is taught as part of the core curriculum.  

It is becoming more important that students be prepared for both a vocational and an academic future.  It is with this in mind that the ICT department offers students an option course in IT from Year 10 to Year 11.

Students wishing to take ICT as a GCSE option course will receive guidance from their Year 9 ICT teacher regarding the most appropriate course for them. 

Curriculum Information

Subject

ICT

Qualification

OCR Level 1 / 2 Cambridge National Certificate in ICT

Exam Board

OCR

Course Leader

Mr Park

Course Summary

4 units of work to be completed:

3 x coursework

-R002 Using ICT for Business solutions

- R005 Create an interactive product using multimedia products

- R006 Creating digital images

R001- ICT in the digital world

What will students learn?

 

Year 11

 

Course is only available for Year 11 in 2016-17

Students will complete 3 coursework units which includes:

· How to recover features and purposes of computing devices

• physical impairment • remote working • how the following factors can affect the choice of system: cost, availability, user needs, data security • how peripherals can be connected to a computer device, • how to connect a computing device to an existing wireless network,

• how organisations can monitor employees, • data capture methods,

• how the following factors can affect the choice of method:nature of information to be collected,ease of use ○ data security, how to design data capture forms to obtain specified information • how to code information for use in a spreadsheet or database • data validation methods • file formats for storing data • security measures to be used when storing data,

• factors affecting data transfer speed • the factors affecting the appropriate optimisation of electronic files • how to use back-up and recovery systems, i.e.: • data storage media • back-up frequency • archiving • automated versus manual systems how the following factors can affect the choice of method: cost, availability, ease of use, data security.

Learning Outcome 3: Know how ICT can be used to support business working practices Learners must be taught: • how businesses can communicate with employees and others working remotely, • how diary management software can be used to organise work schedules, • how legislation affects business computer users, i.e.: ○ health and safety ○ data protection ○ copyright ○ computer misuse

• how moral and ethical issues affect business computer users, • the implications and consequences for organisations of data loss, corruption and the impact on customers

• the main threats to data security and how to deal with them, • using automatic and manual updating facilities for operating systems and security software

How will students be assessed?

 

Year 11

Regular marking of coursework

Coursework sampled May 2017

Homework tasks

Mock exam in January 2017

Theory exam in June 2017

Resources (e.g. useful links)

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82572-specification.pdf

 

Curriculum Information

Subject

Computer Science

Qualification

GCSE

Exam Board

OCR

Course Leader

Mr Burnham

Course Summary

Computer systems- 80 marks, 1hour 30 minutes 40% of total GCSE

• Systems Architecture

• Memory

• Storage

• Wired and wireless networks

• Network topologies, protocols

and layers

• System security

• System software

• Ethical, legal, cultural and

environmental concerns

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming- 80 marks, 1hour 30 minutes 40% of total GCSE

 

• Algorithms *

• Programming techniques

• Producing robust programs

• Computational logic

• Translators and facilities of

languages

• Data representation

Programming project - 40 marks, 20 hours total 20% of total GCSE

• Programming techniques

• Analysis

• Design

• Development

• Testing and evaluation and

conclusions

 

 

What will students learn?

 

Year 10

 

Systems Architecture

• Memory

• Storage

• Wired and wireless networks

• Network topologies, protocols and layers

• System security

• System software

• Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

What will students learn?

 

Year 11

 

• System security

• System software

• Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

• Computational logic

• Translators and facilities of languages

• Data representation

 

 

How will students be assessed?

Year 10

Practice questions

Programming Project

 

How will students be assessed?

Year 11

Mock exam

2 Final exams

Programming tasks

Resources (e.g. useful links)

 

 

www.ocr.org.uk/gcsecomputerscience

http://www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org/programming-main

 

 

For specific information on ICT at GCSE see the Options Booklet under Information for Year 9 Students in the Curriculum menu.

 

Visit the Sixth Form Curriculum page for infomation on AS and A2 Applied ICT.